how's your local news access /aus
Mine is struggling a bit
/proxies required for independent local news ?
This one is good for the moment https://hide.me/en/proxy
Funny that virgin computers are playing up too
Could it be a bit of cyberwarfare going on?
> Freedom to be heard, but only for some
> If only macklemore decided to retract his support for the yes side like telstra ..
> According to Billboard, just on Friday night Manson fell off the stage while he was performing in Pittsburgh.
> Seemingly unphased, he pulled himself back onstage, told the crowd he broke his ankle and then called his manager a “fascist”.
Best news i've heard in a long while desu
> However, corruption involving Commonwealth parliamentarians can only be addressed through political mechanisms, such as elections or (in rare cases) a royal commission.
> Alleged criminal conduct, though, would still be investigated by law enforcement agencies.
> Something about lack of sleep scrambling dna?
> Daylight Saving: Most Of Australia Set To Lose Sleep Tonight
Huffington Post Australia-29 Sep. 2017
Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory residents don't need to worry because daylight saving isn't observed in these parts of …
Seems like there's a few more things to stop observing
> Woke up this way one day
> What stood out for the researchers was how rapidly the activity of clock genes changed after just one night of sleep loss. They found that within the clock genes, the DNA molecule underwent chemical alterations, or epigenetic changes, which are known to affect the way genes are expressed. In this process – known as methylation – proteins attach methyl groups to the bases of the DNA molecule in particular places. Methyl groups are able to control how the genes are switched on or off by regulating the interactions between the DNA and other proteins.
> “It was interesting that the methylation of these genes could be altered so quickly, and that it could occur for these metabolically important clock genes,” Cedernaes added.
A new study shows how just one week of insufficient sleep alters the normal functions of over 700 genes, causing a wide range of serious negative effects on your health.
Previous studies have linked a long-term sleep deprivation with obesity, heart disease, cognitive impairment, and other negative health outcomes, but the molecular mechanisms that lead to such declines were not fully clear until now.
In one of the first studies of the effects of sleep deprivation on the human "transcriptome," or the set of messenger molecules for the human genome, British researchers have showed that over time, insufficient sleep directly alters gene expression responsible for processes like immune responses, stress, and metabolism, which have a wide range of negative downstream effects.
> Now you can disturb your unborns sleep too!
> A bunch of satanists would try to call the no voters evil wouldn't they
> How dare you try to decide for yourselves
> America and friends have spoken, now shut up and follow the `leader'
> All these big immoral companies
> Outrage at neutrality
> ooh but no's don't like it when it's so obviously biased
Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.
Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
- Behold, the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.
The text describes "a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars" (12:1). The woman is pregnant and about to give birth, "travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered" (12:2).
Then there is "a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads" (12:3) who is about to "devour her child as soon as it was born" (12:4). But her child is "caught up unto God" (12:5), and the woman herself is "fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days." (12:6)
Then there is a description of "War in Heaven" of the angels against the dragon, and "the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (12:9)
The woman is again mentioned in 12:13, as she is persecuted by the dragon, and " two wings of a great eagle" are given to her to escape (12:14). The dragon attacks her by "water as a flood" emerging from his mouth (12:15), but the flood is swallowed up by the earth (12:16), so the dragon went "to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (12:17).
The Woman of the Apocalypse is widely identified as the Virgin Mary. This interpretation is held by the ancient Church as well as in the medieval and modern Roman Catholic Church. This view does not negate the alternative interpretation of the Woman representing the Church, as in modern Catholic dogma, Mary is herself considered both the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church (while in Reformed theology and traditions that are averse to Marian veneration, the interpretation of the Woman represents the naturally predominate church).
> "Equality for all," he said.
> In a sign of the NRL's support for marriage equality, the big screens at the stadium displayed the words "We stand for diversity," "We stand for inclusiveness" and "We stand for equality" during the Same Love performance.
Meanwhile our representatives are being told to pretend to support ssm
> inclusiveness, diversity, equality?
> A major study of more than 20,000 Australians published in 2014 found that 97 per cent of men and 96 per cent of women identified as heterosexual however the same study also found almost 10 per cent of men and 20 per cent of women had some kind of same-sex attraction or experience.
> And so clearly this vote, unlike most political campaigns, cannot rely on self-interest alone. It cannot just rely on people doing what is right for them, it relies upon them doing what is simply right.
And as news.com.au would have you believe..
Castitas v Luxuria
Also known as virginity & celibacy. The state or practice and restraint from all sexual interactions v intense longing. It is usually thought of as intense or unbridled sexual desire, however, lust could also mean simply desire in general; thus, lust for money, power, and other things are sinful.
Temperantia v Gula
Practicing self-control, abstinence, moderation and deferred gratification, Peace, restraint of power and strength over something that is smaller and weaker v the overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste. The word derives from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow. In Christianity, it is considered a sin if the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy.
Caritas v Avaritia
Generosity, charity, self-sacrifice, To care deeply for others platonically like you were them, To have unconditional love and kindness towards others as well as yourself v Hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by Greed.
Industria v Acedia
A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work; decisive work ethic, and perseverance. To never give up striving and heading towards your goals v ceasing to utilize the seven gifts of grace given by the Holy Spirit (Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Knowledge, Piety, Fortitude, and Fear of the Lord); such disregard may lead to the slowing of one's spiritual progress towards eternal life, to the neglect of manifold duties of charity towards the neighbor, and to animosity towards those who love God.
Patientia v Ira
Forbearance reflecting moderation. Building a sense of peaceful stability and harmony rather than conflict, hostility, and antagonism; resolving issues and arguments respectfully, as opposed to resorting to anger and fighting. v can be defined as uncontrolled feelings of anger, rage, and even hatred. Wrath often reveals itself in the wish to seek vengeance. In its purest form, wrath presents with injury, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries.
Humanitas v Invidia
Being friendly, generous, and considerate to others and towards yourself v , like greed and lust, is characterized by an insatiable desire. It can be described as a sad or resentful covetousness towards the traits or possessions of someone else. It arises from vainglory, and severs a man from his neighbor. Malicious envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someone's traits, status, abilities, or rewards. A difference is that the envious also desire the entity and covet it.
Humilitas v Superbia
Humility is the courage of the heart necessary to undertake tasks which are difficult, tedious or unglamorous, and to graciously accept the sacrifices involved. Giving credit where credit is due; not unduly glorifying one's own self. Refraining from despair; the ability to confront fear and uncertainty, or intimidation. v The negative version of pride (Latin, superbia) is considered, on almost every list, the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins: the perversion of the faculties that make humans more like God—dignity and holiness. It is also thought to be the source of the other capital sins. Also known as hubris (from ancient Greek ὕβρις), or futility, it is identified as dangerously corrupt selfishness, the putting of one's own desires, urges, wants, and whims before the welfare of people.
> WEARING a glamorous gown from Christian Dior, Miranda Kerr recently had 40 guests at her laidback May wedding.
> Her younger brother, Matty Kerr, had 280 at his.
> Both Kerr kids decided on weddings in the “backyards” of their homes. Miranda’s at the ultra-glam US home she shares with husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.
> Matty Kerr and his partner Jimmy Wright chose a five-day marriage “celebration”, with 280 people gathering for their union on the lush grounds of Leaflee, the couple’s bed and breakfast in the NSW Hunter Valley.
> The boys’ ceremony was officiated by Therese Kerr, Miranda and Matty’s mum. Miranda was chief “groomsmaid”.
> At both Kerr weddings, they all had the people there they truly loved. But that is where the two Kerr marriage statuses and similarities end.
280 whole working person-weeks for a single sham-"marriage", and then they'll do it all over again?
Must've been terrible for the caterers, they're pretty pedantic at the best of times
I wonder how many slaves died
> Same-sex couples have been identified in the census since 1996. Over each successive census, the number of couples identifying as same-sex has increased. In 2016, 46,800 couples were same-sex – an increase of 39% from 2011.
> The 2011 Census showed people in same-sex couples are, on average, younger, more educated, employed in higher-status occupations, and have higher incomes.
Australia/Population 24.13 million (2016)
@1/10 2.4 million lgb
A mere 4% of the 1 in 10 have a fixed partner, where other reports estimate between 100 and upto 800 sex-partners for the 1 in 10 over a lifetime
> actual rates of couples that are same sex
~ 1 in 100, having increased by 81% in a decade
And we don't really know how eager they are to call themselves a couple, how many of those have been together for +2 years?
- De facto for dept of immigration
How many have quickly migrated for the pleberendum?
Wouldn't a relatively `normal' minority at least have similar rates of couples:singles?
Seems like it's either theres a lot less (normal?) gays than stated or most don't even identify as being in a couple
When are we going to start closing the same-sex-couple wage gap?
Or are we content to have this new upper-gay class of people?
Seem to be importing a lot of atheists, and a whole million christians packed up and left or renounced their faith?
Been smuggling ss pinoy couples in have we?
somehow i read it as people from england coming..
plenty of not stated
Nearly one in ten australians seem to be non-existent / born on the moon or somesuch?
one of those SIO's?
> All these bigots up in arms about a guy who allegedly loves shooting people
Love is love
Who are we to judge who or what this guy loves?
Half the country absolutely adores guns, and it's not like this isn't their intended use..
There's probably an easy hundred other americans that shot 50+ people this year, and they all get a pat on the back?
Try to be at least a bit consistent
Sin City is an urban area (a city or part of) that caters to various vices. These vices may be legal (depending on area) or illegal activities which are tolerated.
> Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (gambling, bookmaking, easy marriage, easy divorce, prostitution [however, prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and Clark County], strip clubs, cabarets, clubbing, 24-hour liquor sales [as in all of Nevada]; quote: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."). In former days it was known also for organized crime and police and political corruption.
Being a bit picky about which vices are tolerated now?
Ten points to anyone to tell me the number of people shot by americans to date this year
I guess he was probably a bit over his quota, because 200 mill x 50 would be a bit high
> Isis has lost a staggering number of (alleged) jihadists and has only actually killed three US troops in return, making the relative US-to-Isis "terrorist ratio" 15,000-to-one.
It's like their not even terrorists, these (alleged) isis
> 6,000 in January 2015 to 45,000 in July 2016
there's 2166 persons per month in just one country
Americans are safer in iraq than america, while the main danger in iraq is being iraqi with all these americans around..
Sounds like envy
> Estimated 20-30 million people from 37 nations killed by americans in the last 60 years
> 50 people dead is the worst mass shooting by american(s) in recent history
> In the wake CIA's most recent mass shooting, where a dead man is accused of various crimes with next to no hard evidence, federal australia pushes for extensions to detention without charge…
One would assume the evidence you are looking for is in the past, unless you are relying on confession under duress..?
Four weeks for the full guantanamo tour
> Misinformation Is the New Normal of Mass Shootings
> Conspiracy theories and other deliberately false assertions have become as predictable as the gun control debate.
> And so as details trickled out about Paddock’s past (gambling habits, grumpy encounters with neighbors, his father’s bank robbery spree) and the details of his heartbreaking rampage, journalists embarked on what has become a familiar mission in the wake of national breaking events: Debunking the rumors and deliberate falsehoods that were already reaching viral strength before many people on the East Coast had even heard there was a shooting.
Should dead men still have the right to a fair trial? At least share the private hard-evidence with your public verdict
Lying dead on a floor is suspect but not definitely guilty
> The internet lies but the tv doesn't
> In responding to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, police made two public pleas that likely wouldn’t have arisen 10 years ago:
1. Witnesses were asked not to post videos of police officers on the scene.
2. They were also asked to hand over any cellphone video that might be helpful to the authorities.
The two requests highlight how the changes in citizen technology “cut both ways” for law-enforcement agencies, says David Klinger, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St Louis who is a former police officer.
> Having the attack and police movements documented by third parties can also help investigators get a better understanding of how to react in the future, says Jerry Ratcliffe, director of the center for security and crime science at Temple University.
> However, those good effects come with considerable downsides if the evidence is posted quickly online. Putting up footage of officers’ rapid response in real time can put them in danger.
Wouldn't it be a good thing if the active shooter is wasting his time surfing the internet looking for tactically relevant video snippets?
> “The weapon selection really is going to speak to his state of mind and his experience with weapons,” said Paul Viollis, a CBS News law enforcement expert.
> Sources say Paddock was a guest at the hotel and used the employee ID card of a woman who sources referred to as his wife.
> Retired, Paddock was an employee of an aerospace company that later became Lockheed Martin.
> He also owned a private plane and had a hunting license in Texas.
Fits the CIA drug-runner profile pretty well himself
You should probably ban hollywood movies too if you don't like conspiracy theory
ID those officers, it's a perfect disguise and even hollywood knows it. Nothing to hide and so on
> More CIA agents being deployed around the world, director says
> Perhaps the most prestigious institution Golden examines is Harvard University, probing its cozy relationship with the CIA. (While Harvard has recently come under scrutiny for its relationship with the agency after it withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow – after the agency objected to her appointment – this book was written before the Manning incident, which occurred in September.) The university, which has had varying degrees of closeness and coldness with the CIA over the years, currently allows the agency to send officers to the midcareer program at the Kennedy School of Government while continuing to act undercover, with the school’s knowledge. When the officers apply – often with fudged credentials that are part of their CIA cover – the university doesn’t know they’re CIA agents.
> “In the 1970s, Harvard adopted guidelines against U.S. intelligence trying to recruit foreign students in an undercover way … they didn’t become standard practice [across academe, but], I still think those guidelines are pertinent and colleges would do well to take a second look at them.”
> While Golden said the CIA’s involvement on campus raises existential questions about the purpose and integrity of higher education, Harvard maintained that the Kennedy School was living up to its mission.
just another CIA/SSM link?
> An expert in business law at the University of Sydney Business School has been appointed to a high powered panel which will advise the Federal Government on protection for “whistleblowers” in the private, public and not for profit sectors
> How Australian lawmakers responded to the country's deadliest …
ABC News-3 Oct. 2017
Despite Australia's long history of hunting and sport, the National Firearms Agreement was passed just weeks after the shooting. The new law …
> The federal government is taking its plans for an opt-in digital ID system … offering the potential of a nationally-consistent tool for Australians to prove … as part of its efforts to build a national database for anti-terror strategies.
> peaking to reporters in Canberra later Wednesday, Turnbull said the facial recognition system would be used with CCTV cameras in shopping centres, airports, stadiums and more. However, he said the plan would streamline an existing process rather than collect new data, according to News Corp.
> That's what Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hopes will come to fruition. Turnbull asked the country's states Wednesday to give citizens' drivers licenses to the federal government, which will help create a national facial recognition system.
> NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government would be able to detain any prisoner who is deemed a terror risk at the end of their sentence – regardless of the original offence.
> Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to push for a ‘streamlined’ approach to counter-terror across the country, favouring the 14-day detention period pushed by NSW.
It's like the rerror attack couldn't come quick enough
> The new law for proposed terrorist hoaxes would cover a broad range of offence, carry tough criminal penalties and ensure a nationally consistent law to address the offence, which is currently covered by various state laws.
> Speaking before the Council of Australian Government's meeting in Canberra on Thursday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews dismissed concerns over civil liberties as a "luxury".
> Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was comfortable with cameras scanning the crowd at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April, with drivers' licence details provided in real-time.
> Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' government recently outlined a proposal that would give police the power to hold terrorism suspects for four days without access to a court and potentially without even seeing a lawyer.
Soon to be illegal to not tow the sanctioned narrative?
> That concern is well grounded in reality. In March 2016, India’s parliament passed legislation giving federal agencies access to the entire Aadhaar database — all billion-plus names, fingerprints, irises, mobile numbers, addresses, and photographs — in the interest of “national security.” In February, the UIDAI was accused of trying to silence critics by filing a police complaint against a writer who wrote about the project's data security vulnerabilities.
> Indeed, Aadhaar's critics complain that the Indian government has been shrewdly pushing it into broader usage by requiring it for things like driver's license applications and renewals, and soon cell phone numbers.
> Last month, the government passed a finance bill making it mandatory for every Indian who files tax returns to input their Aadhaar number. Asked if the government was forcing citizens to get Aadhaar despite the Supreme Court mandate, finance minister Arun Jaitley replied simply, “Yes, we are.”
> In the future, Indians may be required to use Aadhaar to log on to public Wi-Fi hotspots, buy train tickets, access bank accounts, withdraw pension money, use matrimonial websites, and buy tickets for cricket matches — among other things.
And of course the first thing the various nsa's will do is circumvent it because they use more fake id's than anyone..
> Last month, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told a high-powered panel at the United Nations that Australia is keen to work with communications companies to crack encrypted messages used by terrorists.
> While Australia supports an open, free, and secure internet, Bishop said encrypted messaging apps used by extremist groups are in the Australian government's sights.
> Law enforcement authorities’ use of facial recognition technology is putting half of Americans into a “perpetual lineup” of potential criminals, according to a new study from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology. The study suggests that excessive use of the technology is violating numerous Americans’ civil rights.
> Also speaking with the ABC, Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism Michael Keenan said it is about giving police technology that they need to do their job properly.
> The aim is to enable police and security authorities to quickly identify almost any citizen in public using facial recognition technologies. Speaking to ABC Radio, Turnbull framed it as an expansion of powers already in place, asserting that as much as half of Australian citizens’ face biometrics are already available to authorities via their passport photos.
> Previous Data Breach Actually Impacted All Users, Yahoo Reveals
Posted on October 4, 2017
“There are a couple of silver linings here. One is that it can’t get any worse, since the three billion compromised accounts represent Yahoo’s entire account database.” Yahoo’s 2013 data breach affected three billion accounts, the company has now revealed. It is yet another upsizing of the damage on Yahoo’s part, with the company initially…
> An external cybersecurity firm’s forensic investigation into the Equifax breach has concluded, and the number of individuals affected by the hack attack has gone up. Mandiant, which was retained to carry out the investigation after Equifax first discovered the breach, found that an additional 2.5 million Americans were impacted, bringing the total to 145.5 million.…
> ndonesia’s Permata Bank has become the country’s first domestic bank to implement voice-based authentication for its customers, thanks to NICE technology. The bank is using NICE Real-Time Authentication, a system designed to identify customers calling into the organization through the voice biometrics evident in their natural speech, enabling passive and unobtrusive authentication. It’s a system…
> Our women shall walk in honour,
Our children shall know no chain,
This land, that is ours forever,
The invader shall strike at in vain.
Could ever the old blood fail?
No foe shall gather our harvest,
Or sit on our stockyard rail.
So hail-fellow-met we muster,
And hail-fellow-met fall in,
Wherever the guns may thunder,
Or the rocketing air-mail spin!
Born of the soil and the whirlwind,
Though death itself be the gale-
No foe shall gather our harvest
Or sit on our stockyard rail.
You wouldn't give ordinary-lawed australians the ability to track whoever in real-time, because that would be silly. So why give it to the lawless?
> Another CIA retiree goes rogue and they want to punish everyone else for it
What the fuck even is this thread ?
They're even saying they want to decentralize the CIA, this big invisible thing doesn't want anything to do with itself
Ah …. seems more like a nutcase blogposting to himself to me m8
It is a thread born of soil and whirling wind, though death itself be the gale =)
> But if Brennan moves forward, officials said, the changes would be among the most ambitious in CIA history — potentially creating individual centers focused on China, Latin America and other regions or issues for which personnel are now dispersed across difference parts of the agency.
> So, in other words, what’s being proposed is a regional decentralization of the Central Intelligence Agency, which seems like a pretty big deal.
> Uncertain Shield - Central Intelligence Agency
Apr 15, 2007 - News & Information …. The Bureau structure is inherently decentralized and the Bureau's 56 field offices essentially work for the Department of …
> Stanley Moskowitz died on 29 June 2006, not long after he delivered the book review published in this issue. Mr. Moskowitz, who held numerous senior positions in CIA, had retired from active service but continued to work on intelligence issues, including work on a study of congressional approaches to intelligence reform.
> You can cut down every tree in the forest before you realize the terrorist is the axe
> You may catch every fish in the sea before you find the terrorist is the net
> "Hail fellow well met" is a somewhat archaic English idiom used either as an exaggerated greeting or referring to a person who is sociable and constantly making an effort to win friends. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives a 1589 quotation for this phrase as a friendly greeting.
> "Hail fellow well met" is a somewhat archaic English idiom used when referring to a person whose behavior is hearty, friendly, and congenial.
I wonder what the poets would say of us, what with our tranches of national security and a vote on legitimizing most awkward families
Those who speak of necessary evil are sloth to detangle the two
Cardinal George Pell will face a four-week committal hearing next March as he fights historical sexual offence allegations.
Australia's most senior Catholic cleric faced his second hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, after he was charged by Victoria Police detectives in June with offences involving multiple complainants.
The exact detail and nature of the charges have not been made public.
The court heard about 50 witnesses will give evidence at Cardinal Pell's committal hearing, which will determine whether there is enough evidence to commit him to stand trial.
Cardinal Pell strenuously denies the allegations.
The churches got greedy in like ~1600 and banned priests from having children and families to save money.. Forced celibacy fails hard
> She said the measure was long overdue but cautioned against making the penalties too tough.
> “It could be a couple of 14-year-olds standing at the check-in desk saying ‘ha ha ha, have you got that bomb in your bag still?’ — that would be sufficient,” Dr McGarrity said.
> “Engaging in a terrorist attack carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment … I think it would be extremely problematic to see a hoax offence carry a similar penalty
> November 16, 1942
> Tasmania passes a law to raise the minimum age of marriage from 12 for women and 14 for men to 16 and 18 respectively. Other states follow.
> If that doesn't make you feel safer, there is this clause in the identity agreement signed today: "The parties do not intend any of the provisions of this agreement to be legally enforceable."
> Or how about this line from the prime minister yesterday: "You can't allow the risk of hacking to prevent you from doing everything you can to keep Australians safe."
> I feel safer already.
> Protective security
activities to promote the security of Agency assets, facilities or personnel, including but not limited to
the protection and management of legally assumed identities,
> Protect legally assumed identities:
the Identity Matching Services are designed to mitigate the risk of unintentional or deliberate disclosure of legally assumed or other
> Commonwealth will not be required to comply with any state or territory laws or policies as they relate to the identity information while it is held in the National Intergovernmental Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution, but may agree to abide by equivalent requirements in an agreement with a state or territory Data Holding Agency
> The Commonwealth may exercise its discretion: to not facilitate; to modify; to suspend; or to terminate the sharing of information between Entities via the Identity
plenty of protection for spooks lol
Protecting the identity of spooks when they are relevant to an investigation, like the current american debacle, has the potential to flaw the whole investigation and result in gross miscarriages of justice. You might as well not bother investigating at all if you can't do it properly
> Drug given to Paddock calms some, provokes others, experts say
> The anti-anxiety drug prescribed to Stephen Paddock less than four months before his horrific onslaught in Las Vegas is often consumed by marksmen to calm their nerves and steady their aim.
> But that same drug — diazepam — also was prescribed for John Hinckley Jr. before his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Washington, D.C., attorney Paul Kamenar said Wednesday that he believes diazepam aggravated Hinckley’s mental illness and “actually contributed to his dangerous propensity.”
> The Jekyll-and-Hyde reactions to the drug, more commonly known under the trade name Valium…
> “An autopsy may help us get some toxicology answers as to why Paddock did what he did in Las Vegas,” he said.
> No word on Paddock autopsy
> Officials with the Clark County coroner’s office have not said whether an autopsy has been done of Paddock. The office did not respond to requests from the Review-Journal for comment on Tuesday and Wednesday.
> It may also be used to cause memory loss during certain medical procedures.
> that Paddock received a prescription for 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam on June 21 from Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler.
> Diazepam in doses of 5 mg or more causes significant deterioration in alertness performance combined with increased feelings of sleepiness.
> He also offered an explanation for why he could not answer previously stated questions.
> “The fundamental trust of the American people and the FBI is based upon our discretion — and how good would that discretion be if we were to provide information that they provided to us in confidence?
> “This is about informing on an investigation, this is about resolving an investigation, so specifics regarding any individual contact cannot be answered.”
> Rouse reiterated the importance of public trust during the course of the investigation.
>“You need us, you trust us, and the way we have that trust is by using good discretion about what we share,” Rouse said.
the way we have that trust is by using good discretion about what we share
being discreet about the discreet actions of discreet people is pure cover-up material though
if anyone is in danger via publicly sharing when the alleged threat is over, it's on your discreet heads
> BUCHAREST — Romania is gearing up to hold a referendum to amend the constitution to prohibit gay marriage, a move that civil rights groups warn could put the country on an “illiberal” path alongside the likes of Hungary and Poland.
> Romania’s civil code forbids same-sex marriage, and civil partnerships — whether between heterosexual or gay partners — are not legal. But the constitution’s gender-neutral formulation on marriage, which defines it as a union “between spouses,” has left the legislative door open to legalizing gay marriage.
> “This is an issue of immense depth,” Liviu Dragnea, leader of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the most powerful politician in Romania, told reporters last month, pledging to quickly amend the constitution. “Even if some of my colleagues in Brussels are unhappy with what is happening in Romania, we will make it happen.”
Countries going their own way?
> DEBATE over same-sex marriage is really heating up in an Arnhem Land community where about 50 surveys have been burned.
> Furious residents of Ramingining, 560 kilometres east of Darwin, believed the survey was asking whether or not a man should be “compelled” to marry another man, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) deputy statistician Jonathan Palmer.
Will unmarried gays be compelled to marry (by other gays)? It isn't that unreasonable, it's probable really
And bloody hell australia, you really jumped the gun on this CIA terror attack
They've barely started the investigation and you've already concluded that greater government powers is the answer…
> But we could've stopped this
you make me laugh
That's a geographical fail
sorry france lol
Shouldn't america be doing the nsa thing?
> The national security bill cements many of the state of emergency powers given to police after the Paris attacks that killed 130 in November 2015. Since then, 4,000 raids have been carried out with no warrant and 700 put under house arrest — 100 thought to be Muslim.
> The new laws give police officers stop-and-search powers and the ability to raid homes without needing to ask permission from the courts. | put suspects under house arrest without going to a judge.
> And officials can close mosques or other “places of worship” if they “provoke violence, hatred or discrimination”.
> Although it didn’t receive a lot of press, on Sunday in the main train station of the southern French city of Marseille, a man who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” stabbed one young woman in the stomach and slit the throat of another before being shot by police. Both the victims died. ISIS claimed responsibility.
At least france has a shaky, hoax-like excuse
I'm not sure what is worse, permanent emergency or not being allowed to have an opinion on `sensitive topics' like terrorism and gay marriage
> n the aftermath of an October 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500, reports emerged about an unidentified woman who purportedly warned or threatened crowds that they were “all going to fucking die” shortly before the shooting rampage began.
> On 2 October 2017, the Daily Mail reported:
> A woman in the crowd screamed ‘They’re all around…You’re all going to f***ing die today’ just 45 minutes before a gunman opened fire at a Las Vegas music concert killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, DailyMail.com has learned.
> The woman, described as Hispanic and in her 50s, made the terrifying outburst before her and a male companion were escorted out of the venue by security. Less than an hour later automatic gunfire peppered the music festival crowd turning it into a bloodbath and sending terrified concert goers diving for cover.
> Speaking Wednesday night, Lombardo offered the most detailed timeline yet of the incident, describing how officers heard the gunshots, closed in on Paddock's suite and - 75 minutes later - breached the door to find Paddock dead, a handgun not far from his body.
enough time for a bit of a forensic clean-up / two and a half episodes of seinfeld?
Anyone care to count how many swat men went in and how many came out..?
Assuming swat was the first in the room
Would they really be threatening us with dodgy laws like this if there wasn't something half in it?
> Next time you see someone waving a rainbow flag at Pride, think about this. In Cairo, on Sept. 22, thousands of Egyptians attended a concert for alternative bands—including the Lebanese group Mashrou’ Leila, whose lead singer is openly gay. Three or four youths in the audience ecstatically, boldly waved a couple of rainbow flags. Now at least 57 people are jailed, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
> No bill to reauthorize the surveillance authority has been introduced in the House. Lawmakers there are expected to keep it from expiring.
> In the Senate, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican hawk, introduced a bill in June to reauthorize the program permanently. Wyden and Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky currently are drafting another bill.
By Shahid Buttar
October 4, 2017
Last week, federal officials from several spy agencies engaged in a full court press in Washington, spinning facts before media outlets, flooding Capitol Hill with lobbyists, and bringing lawmakers to the National Security Agency's (NSA) Ft. Meade headquarters to feed them selective information about their unconstitutional mass surveillance activities.
> Annnnnnd were back! Sorry for the long delay.
wtf was that?
> Kills 60 people to get a few australians to shut up about the ci-gays
> Makes up some hoax cover story
> Makes alleged hoax terror stories illegal in the post-truth era
What is this nightmare
> New York terrorist plots thwarted by undercover FBI agent
The Guardian-2 hours ago
pat on the back, but it's kind of old news at best, and probably fake/hoax anyway
There's something else missing
No nationality reports for the 60 or so victims?
> The Clark County Coroner office did not mark the victims' nationality, but there is no typical Chinese name on the official list. It could prove the preliminary conclusion of the Consulate General of China in San Francisco that no casualty of Chinese citizen in the deadliest mass shooting in American modern history..
C'mon, that's just lazy
Is it going to show some sort of targeting bias?
Like they were using some sort of facial recog ?
One more thing… surrogate project
MITRE Sponsored task
use sound waves to trick auto pilot on
aircraft into thinking it is at different altitude
than it is
cause aircraft to change its altitude based
on false reasons
potential to take down aircraft
Senior Design Project
> Massachusetts officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
'It's coming in DAMN CLOSE' NASA is monitoring huge asteroid hurtling towards Earth
NASA has confirmed it is monitoring the approach of a large celestial object, that a top scientist warned is "coming in DAMN CLOSE."
By Jon Austin
PUBLISHED: 06:01, Wed, Oct 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08, Wed, Oct 4, 2017
Asteroids are my favourite =D
> Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि; lit. destroyer of filth) is the nemesis of demon Kali and the tenth avatar of Vishnu, foretold to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the current epoch. The Purana scriptures foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword. He is the harbinger of the end time in Hindu eschatology, after which he will usher in Satya Yuga.
In the Tibetan Buddhism Kalachakra tradition, 25 rulers of the Shambhala Kingdom held the title of Kalki, Kulika or Kalki-king. During Vaishakha, the first fortnight in Shukla Paksha is dedicated to fifteen deities, with each day for a different god. In this tradition, the twelfth day is Vaishakha Dwadashi and is dedicated to Madhava, another name for Kalki.
> In the future at the home of Vishnu worthy, Kalki (mud/sediment born) will arrive. (This may point to a name equivalent to mud or sediment born.)
Born of the soil? Gotta be australian ^^
> When the rare one passes closer than that space between us and our natural satellite, it's worth noting, so finding three new asteroids as they fly nearby makes for a pretty dramatic week.
> We've now seen 31 asteroids pass by closer than the distance to the moon in 2017. The closest was back in April when a car-sized rock passed far closer than the orbit of most artificial satellites.
> The trio pose no threat to our planet, but it is a little unsettling that the largest of the three (Asteroid 2017 SQ2) was spotted in our cosmic rearview on Monday, nearly four days after the warehouse-sized hunk passed a little over 120,000 miles (193,000 kilometers) above our heads.
> Asteroid 2017 SM2 is about half that size and passed us early Wednesday morning over 188,000 miles (303,000 kilometers) away.
- sept 20
> part of trumps wall is going up faster than expected
sadly it's in canberra
Funny, the new american flag looks just like the old australian flag
> The prom, set to be held during Mental Health Week, is being organised by YWCA youth program co-ordinator Ciara Duggan.
> Dan, who is affirming his gender as male, said it would be the first time (s?)he'd attend a formal event in the correct gendered clothing. "Both my year 10 and 12 graduations, I was wearing a dress
> Sam was required to wear suits to both her year 10 and year 12 school formals, but now, after affirming her gender as female, was excited to wear a dress to the prom.
> For 21-year-old Sam Blakely, the prom is an opportunity to celebrate its relationship with new partner Dan Howe, 18.
> "We talk about it on a weekly basis with our young people, we talk to them about self-care, and we have mental health nurses come in," she said.
Should have made a bit more room inside the fence
We've got a few more where they come from…
> poofs don't own houses
It's the parliamentary Palace!
> humble? more like extravagant
> patient? i think not
Strike every virtue you can poke a stick at
I wouldn't even bother finishing the fence, it's going to need a complete makeover
Gold bars stacked nine feet high if you will
You're probably not supposed to find yourself all that attractive… it's fine
You don't need to attract yourself anyway, that's the thing you already have
> "We had nothing on us, we weren't distributing anything," one of the Christians, Caytie Davis, was quoted as saying about the incident last week. "We bought coffee and went upstairs."
> Borgman continued to demand that they leave and showed them a pamphlet he had found. "None of us had dropped anything in the store," Davis said. "This offends me," Borgman was quoted as saying to the Christians.
> "So you're not willing to tolerate our presence?" another Christian, Jonathan Sutherland, asked.
> "Will you tolerate my presence?" Borgman responded. Sutherland told him they would. The owner then said, "If I go get my boyfriend and (expletive) him in the (expletive) right here you're going to tolerate that?"
> "Well, we don't want to watch that," said another Christian, Caleb Head. "Well then I don't have to (expletive) tolerate this! Leave! All of you. Tell all your (expletive) friends, don't (expletive) come here," Borgman said.
> (not so) New AI can guess whether you're gay or straight from a photograph
> An algorithm deduced the sexuality of (white) people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions
> The research found that gay men and women tended to have “gender-atypical” features, expressions and “grooming styles”, essentially meaning gay men appeared more feminine and vice versa. The data also identified certain trends, including that gay men had narrower jaws, longer noses and larger foreheads than straight men, and that gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads compared to straight women.
> The paper suggested that the findings provide “strong support” for the theory that sexual orientation stems from exposure to certain hormones (or other chemicals) before birth, meaning people may be born gay and being queer wasn't their choice. The machine’s lower success rate for women also could support the notion that female sexual orientation is more fluid. Or the labels used to train weren't as good
> US votes against UN motion to condemn gay sex death penalty ‘over fears executions could be banned in the States’
> LGBT groups described the move as 'beyond disgraceful' and a 'blatant disregard for human rights'
> We voted against that resolution because of broader concerns about the resolution's approach to condemning the death penalty in all circumstances; and, it called for the abolition of the death penalty altogether," Ms Nauert said.
> "We had hoped for a balanced and inclusive resolution that would better reflect the positions of states that continue to apply the death penalty lawfully, as the United States does.”
> She added: "The United States unequivocally condemns the application of the death penalty for conduct such as homosexuality, blasphemy, adultery, and apostasy.
> "We do not consider such conduct appropriate for criminalization."
noun: apostasy; plural noun: apostasies
the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief or principle.
"the execution of their leader for apostasy brought widespread criticism"
synonyms: renunciation of belief, abandonment of belief, recantation; treachery, perfidy, faithlessness, disloyalty, betrayal, defection, desertion;
> Marriage equality and human rights through the eyes of a child
> By A Child | Guest writer
> Here, they share Nicholas’ reaction to the poll and the very public and vitriolic debate about families like his and whether they deserve human rights.
> I want my mums to be married because then they’ll be like the parents of all my other friends.
> Mummy and MumMum are my mums but they can’t get married yet. Even though we’re a family. The government is Malcolm Turnball and he is a bad prime minister and he should be a nice prime minister and let us get married. He lets a mum and dad get married, but not a mum and a mum and not a dad and a dad.
That's why you're supposed to get married before you have kids ya little bastard ^^
> It’s super important, not medium important, or not important because Mummy and MumMum don’t get an official piece of paper signed by the government and the other people who get married do. That’s not fair.
Neither do the traditional aboriginal weddings
So much for being inclusive eh?
> The Australian Human Rights Commission considers that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
What position does the HRC take on shit-posting because that's near illegal now though
> Equality is a key human rights principle
> Equality is a key human rights principle. It is set out in article 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which states that all people ‘are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law’.
Nowhere does the law prevent gay people from marrying, but like everyone else, they are expected to form the natural family unit?
There are many laws that do break that principle, this just isn't one of them
What of the rights of the child to not be forced-fed various hormone-blocking chemicals by absolute retards, be they parents or the state
Is this what the chemtrails and vaccines were for?
Shouldn't it work both ways though?
ie you could also vaccinate against homosexuality if you can chemically induce it?
> It seems that while doing his graduate work in the early 1960s, he had to do research on lab rats, which were given the synthetic hormones used in the then new birth control pills. The results, he told me, showed that the grandchildren of these lab rats would have high rates of homosexual behaviors. From what he told me, the findings were suppressed. Apparently, the powers that be wanted “the pill” to pass muster. What happened to the second generation of rats that followed was of no consequence to them.
> That's why some have suggested that epigenetics—instead of or in addition to traditional genetics—might be involved. During development, chromosomes are subject to chemical changes that don't affect the nucleotide sequence but can turn genes on or off; the best known example is methylation, in which a methyl group is attached to specific DNA regions. Such “epi-marks” can remain in place for a lifetime, but most are erased when eggs and sperm are produced, so that a fetus starts with a blank slate. Recent studies, however, have shown that some marks are passed on to the next generation.
> Such ideas inspired Tuck Ngun, a postdoc in Vilain's lab, to study the methylation patterns at 140,000 regions in the DNA of 37 pairs of male identical twins who were discordant—meaning that one was gay and the other straight—and 10 pairs who were both gay. After several rounds of analysis—with the help of a specially developed machine-learning algorithm—the team identified five regions in the genome where the methylation pattern appears very closely linked to sexual orientation. One gene is important for nerve conduction, whereas another has been implicated in immune functions.
> Of the many tragic consequences of this science-denying sexuality dogma is the fact that “transitioning” is harming people. Society is marching blindfolded into a brave new dystopian world whose victims are increasingly children who will one day tell their stories of regret—stories like that of de-transitioner, Cari Stella, who “transitioned socially at 15,” started taking testosterone at 17, had a double mastectomy at 20, de-transitioned at 22, and recently said this:
> [De-transitioners] are not just statistics….We’re real people….I’m a real live 22-year-old woman with a scarred chest, a broken voice, and a five o’clock shadow.
> Every step of the process, every step I took in affirming that trans identity, life got worse….People in my little trans bubble were some of the most anxious people I’ve ever met…and coping with it in a real weird way. Lots of everyday drug use, eating disorders, compulsive working out…lots of over-the-top sex stuff, cutting, alcoholism….It was obvious that people…were not doing well.
> Peter Frederick, an ecologist from the University of Florida, and Nilmini Jayasena from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka found that male American white ibises that consumed methylmercury, the most toxic and easily digested form of mercury found in the environment, were more likely to pair with other males. In wild ibis populations with no mercury exposure, same-sex pairing is non-existent.
> "We knew that mercury was likely to affect reproductive hormones from an earlier study," Frederick told FoxNews.com, "so we suspected some aspect of reproduction would be affected, like whether the birds came into reproductive condition or whether they were too aggressive to pair."
> "We had no clue that mate choice might be involved," he added.
> Birds living in wetlands, such as the ibises, are most vulnerable because the environment is a breeding ground for bacteria that convert the mercury spewed from coal-fired power plants into methylmercury, which "is at least ten times as toxic as the stuff in a thermometer," Frederick said.
> The American College of Pediatricians released a statement this week declaring that gender reclassification of children, also known as transgenderism, constitutes child abuse.
> “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” the statement, entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” began. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”
> 4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.
> 5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
> 6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.
7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.
On the disappearance of LSD in america
> “We spoke two completely different languages because we were on amphetamine and they were on acid,” Warhol follower Mary Woronov told Torgoff. “They were so slow to speak, with these wide eyes—‘Oh, wow!’—so into their vibrations; we spoke in rapid-machine-gun fire about books and paintings and movies. They were into free [love], the American Indian and going back to the land and trying to be some kind of true, authentic person; we could not have cared less about that. They were homophobic; we were homosexual. Their women—they were these big, round-titted girls; you would say hello to them, and they would just flop on the bed and fuck you; we liked sexual tension, S&M, not fucking. They were barefoot; we had platform boots. They were eating bread they had baked themselves—we never ate at all!”
> Shooting at church in US state of Tennessee, suspect in custody
> HE was pistol-whipped by a gunman who stormed into a US church and opened fire, but his courageous act saved lives as the shooter was identified.
Now consider this
Either by negligence or willful malice, it could be as many as 9/10 lgbtq are the way they are due to government action and inaction
We can tell you you're fine and it's okay, and maybe you will feel a little better, but it's quite probably not
People often don't like people that have something wrong with them, and this is a fair and natural response
100 million is a bargain compared to what sort of monetary compensation would be required, and to lump that on relatively innocent taxpayers is just another kick in the guts
> If red pills were convenient what would we need the blue ones for
If this ssm is so logical why is everyone only now so keen on it?
a chance of 14 days detention sounds like a day at the beach measured against silence and complicity
Is or is it not okay to make people gay, if being gay is(/was to be) acceptable?
It seems a bit like the landmine manufacturer promoting amputee pride
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> Published on Nov 3, 2016
> Official video for 'Kerala' – from Bonobo’s album 'Migration', out now on Ninja Tune.
so much this
> (CNN)Starting January 1, it will no longer be a felony in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV with the intent of transmitting the virus. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that lowers the offense to a misdemeanor.
> The California legislature passed SB 239 in September.
> "The most effective way to reduce HIV infections is to destigmatize HIV," Wiener told CNN. "To make people comfortable talking about their infection, get tested, get into treatment."
> Gloria released a statement Friday saying the bill will put the state "at the forefront in the fight to stop the spread of HIV."
> California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday.
> Known as the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of biological sex. The bill’s author, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, argues that religious views don’t hold weight in public areas.
> “Our LGBT seniors built the modern LGBT community and led the fight for so many of the rights our community takes for granted today. It is our duty to make sure they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve,” Wiener wrote.
> SAN FRANCISCO - It's fire season in California, but this is one of the worst. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. Flattened. It looks like a Category 5 hurricane smashed some parts of Sonoma County, just north of San Francisco, as if a driving storm surge pushed down anything standing. Others suggest this damage looks like a war zone.
> Plan International survey findings show (98%) Australian girls just want to treated equally as boys
> AUSTRALIAN girls say life would be a lot easier if they were treated the same as boys and weren’t judged on their looks over their abilities.
> A new survey of 10-17 year olds reveals perceptions of gender inequality(/differences) grew as the girls got older, while confidence levels and leadership aspirations fell.
> The Plan International findings, released today, show girls are constantly told they can achieve anything they desire.
> “But this report shows there is a ‘dream gap’ between what girls aspire to in early life and what they believe is realistic for them as they become young adults,” the report says.
Such sexist research..
Whatever happened to treating people the way they would like to be treated?
Boys (at least historically) don't want to be treated just like girls, and reality generally catches up with everyone eventually. Why aren't we all millionaires?
Not all girls want to be tomboys so what do you want?
One gender and a war on reality?
It's fair that women shouldn't be treated worse than men, but in reality there is always going to be upsides and downsides to being either gender
This is the nature of being complementary
Agenda 21 page 35
> To mobilize and unify national and international efforts against AIDS to prevent infection and
to reduce the personal and social impact of HIV infection;
> Do you feel the difference in posting speeds?
Yeah, on-target posts take forever lol
> Closing data gaps
> The 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without good data on the problems we face and the effectiveness of our actions. Without good gender data, for example, it is difficult to devise policy and programs that respond to the differential experiences of men's and women's lives.
> Australia is supporting a number of initiatives to close data gaps. The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is an individual, gender-sensitive and multi-dimensional measure of poverty.
define "Gender" ?
> encouraging reproductive disorder
The real concern is that government(s) might fall for some end-of-the-world conspiracy theory and really do something drastic…
> Some Facebook users were told the website was undergoing 'required maintenance'.
> Others reported being faced with a message that read: 'Facebook Will Be Back Soon. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.'
> This is what happened after that bombshell paper released in Nature Geoscience last month by leading climate alarmists including Oxford University’s Myles Allen. Buried beneath its misleading and dull abstract was an extraordinary admission: that their computer models had wildly overestimated the effects of carbon dioxide on global warming.
> There are about 1.5bn cows on the planet, each and every one of them expelling upwards of 30 to 50 gallons of methane each day. Belches are actually the primary source of cattle-produced methane, accounting for 95% of the problematic greenhouse gas. Methane is about 30 times more efficient at trapping the Sun’s radiative heat than carbon dioxide over a timescale of about a century. There may be more CO2 in the atmosphere than methane, but by unit it is the more destructive greenhouse gas.
> Disturbingly, the new research, which was led by Julie Wolf from the US Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research Service, shows that methane, over the course of the next 100 years, will exert a “global warming potential” that’s an astounding 28 times greater than the one expected from carbon dioxide.
> He received orders to travel as the Military Escort officer for a group of VIPs who were being flown to the South Pole, November 10–28, 1963, to activate a nuclear power plant for heat, light and sea water desalination at the United States Navy Base at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
> Sea level rise accelerated after 1960?
> More than 40 asylum seekers have been granted refugee status in New Zealand because of their sexual and gender orientation, with the numbers approved by Immigration New Zealand tripling since 2012.
> Attacks on LGBT people surge almost 80% in UK over last four years
> complains loudly about russian interference
> Terra nullius (/ˈtɛrə.nʌˈlaɪəs/, plural terrae nullius) is a Latin expression meaning "nobody's land",
> legis meaning law
> Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned international news network, publicly admitted on Monday that it had installed an undercover reporter inside pro-Israel organizations last year in Washington, D.C., and that it is planning to air a documentary film based on the reporter's work.
> The announcement came shortly after a British government regulation agency said Monday it is rejecting complaints against an earlier documentary broadcast by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter joined pro-Israel organizations in the United Kingdom. The British government regulator, Ofcom, said that the network's reporting, which led to the resignation of an Israeli diplomat who was filmed plotting to "take down" British officials critical of Israel's policies, was not anti-Semitic.
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.816486
1Of or like a serpent or snake.
1.1 Winding and twisting like a snake.
‘serpentine country lanes’
1.2 Complex, cunning, or treacherous.
‘his charm was too subtle and serpentine for me’
> The kundalini energy, or Serpent Power, is purported to reside at the base of the spine, wrapped three and a half times around the sacrum, until roused. As part of the process to raise your kundalini energy, Serpentine Stone is known to be an extremely potent and effective stone to use.
> The Rainbow serpent is an important Dreaming figure in many Aboriginal stories … As the regenerative and reproductive power in nature and human beings, it is …
It looks a little short for carrying people tbh
>unmanned armored personnel carrier
> Hurricane Ophelia strengthened as it bears down on Ireland, threatening everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of US President Donald Trump.
> Ophelia turned into a "rare" category 3 hurricane, the sixth major hurricane of the 2017 season, 355km south of the Azores, the US National Hurricane Centre said in an advisory at 4pm London time. It is the most eastern category 3 Atlantic hurricane on record, according to the UK's Met Office.
Lets be reasonable..
It's all just net effects of collective action? (-God(s))
Old fashioned matter is one / the first? (paganish? / possible sentience without much ability to act?)
Biology (us included) is the second? (more or less modern religions?)
…Machines and electronics are the new kid on the block?
> The Skylab mutiny was a day-long mutiny held by the crew of Skylab 4 on December 28, 1973, the last of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Skylab missions. The three-man crew, Gerald P. Carr, Edward G. Gibson, and William R. Pogue, turned off radio communications with NASA ground control for a full day, spending the day relaxing and looking at the Earth before resuming communication with NASA.
"toxins" isn't very specific..
> The Heart Morass wetland has been found to have high levels of perfluorotoalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination from firefighting foam once used at the nearby East Sale RAAF base.
> Trace amounts of perfluorinated substances have been detected at remote locations like the Arctic, far from potential point sources. Other studies have shown that long-chain perfluorinated substances bioaccumulate and biomagnify in wildlife. Because of this, higher trophic wildlife including fish and birds can be particularly susceptible. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment calculated a maximum permissible concentration for PFOS of 0.65 nanograms per liter (ng/L) for fresh water, based on human consumption of fish.
> PFASs typically associate with the liver, proteins, and the blood stream. In humans, they have a half-life in the range of 2 to 9 years. Toxicological studies of PFOA indicate potential developmental or reproductive effects. Both PFOA and PFOS are suspected carcinogens, but their carcinogenicity remains to be classified by the U.S. EPA. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified PFOA as a Group 2B carcinogen, i.e., possibly carcinogenic to humans.
> The use of DU in munitions is controversial because of concerns about potential long-term health effects. Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be affected by exposure to uranium, a toxic metal. It is only weakly radioactive because of its long radioactive half-life (4.468 billion years for uranium-238, 700 million years for uranium-235; or 1 part per million every 6446 and 1010 years, respectively). The biological half-life (the average time it takes for the human body to eliminate half the amount in the body) for uranium is about 15 days. The aerosol or spallation frangible powder produced by impact and combustion of depleted uranium munitions can potentially contaminate wide areas around the impact sites, leading to possible inhalation by human beings.
> According to the story, Damocles was pandering to Dionysius, his king, and exclaimed to him that Dionysius was truly fortunate as a great man of power and authority, surrounded by magnificence. In response, Dionysius offered to switch places with Damocles for one day so that Damocles could taste that very fortune firsthand. Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the king's proposal. Damocles sat down in the king's throne surrounded by every luxury, but Dionysius arranged that a huge sword should hang above the throne, held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse's tail. Damocles finally begged the king that he be allowed to depart because he no longer wanted to be so fortunate, realizing that with great fortune and power comes also great danger.
> Last week Qatar, a longstanding foe of Israel and a state widely accused of supporting terrorism, was looking likely to have its candidate chosen to become UNESCO’s new leader. In the end, a Jewish candidate from France, Audrey Azoulay, won the election instead.
> But she won by only two votes, with 28 states backing the Qatari candidate. “For the moment, UNESCO is saved from a Qatarstrophe, and that success must now be defended,” said Samuels.
> It comes at the same time as US pulls out of UNESCO, with Israel set to follow
> Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she shared Samuels’ view that UNESCO’s anti-Israel bias was best tackled from within the organisation.
> Expressing concern over the “the persistent and consistent targeting of Israel” and stressing that “resolutions that target only Israel are not fair, are not balanced and should not be supported”, she told Sky News, “Our view is to try and effect change from within the membership of UNESCO and other organisations.”
> A Russian agricultural development meeting is not necessarily the place you would expect to see President Vladimir Putin reduced to a fit of the giggles.
> But when agriculture minister Alexander Tkachev suggested exporting pork to Muslim-majority Indonesia, Putin saw the funny side.
> "Indonesia is a Muslim country, they do not eat pork…" Putin said giggling.
> "Ok. South Korea then," responded Tkachev. "Production growth is a result of increasing… It does not matter!"
>NZ just appointed a 37 year old woman as their PM
she looks okay tho
got some choppers on her
> Lugh's projectile weapon, whether a dart or missile, was envisioned by symbolic of lightning-weapon. Lugh's sling rod, named "Lugh's Chain", was the rainbow and the Milky Way. Unlike the rod-sling, Lugh had no need to wield the spear himself. It was alive and thirsted so for blood that only by steeping its head in a sleeping-draught of pounded fresh poppy seeds could it be kept at rest. When battle was near, it was drawn out; then it roared and struggled against its thongs, fire flashed from it, and it tore through the ranks of the enemy once slipped from the leash, never tired of slaying.
> Jacinda Ardern with partner Clarke Gayford.
> votes for hay marriage
> not married
> The prime minister-elect has also agreed to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use by 2020
muh 1 in 3 needs a referendum, but 3 in 100 goes without?
> nz 4.693 million (2016)
> Since legalising same-sex marriage in 2013, New Zealand's same-sex tourism industry has exploded as couples travelled from overseas to tie the knot.
> Statistics New Zealand figures for 2016 show 471 same-sex marriages or civil unions were registered in New Zealand to overseas residents, almost the same as the total number of same-sex Kiwi couples who tied the knot: 483.
483 marriages in a country of 4.7 million
It's a bit of a nothing-burger isn't it? One gay marriage per 10000 people
Isn't there any more pressing issues that affect at least 1 in 5000?
> detected on 5/04/2016
If we do the math that means the Government has fucking spent $1.2M per fag marriage that would take place
That is some depressing math right there.
I was corrected by a rainbow flagger on /4pol/
It's a whopping 3x higher lol, so 400k per marriage if the math holds
the 1 in 10 meme puts it at 2.5 million lgbt population
Realism pulls it back down to 7.5k lgbt marriages for the first three years at least
We easily import more people than that in a year, like enough people for 250k marriages a year
There is a place with +1/10 lgbt, it's known as the gay mecca and it's called san francisco
It's not the fucking prevailing rate
> A 2015 Gallup poll found that 6.2% of San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward inhabitants identified as LGBT, the highest of any metropolitan area in the United States. In the city of San Francisco itself, a 2006 survey found that 15.4% of its inhabitants identified as LGBT. In U.S. Congressional District 8, which consists of San Franciscans of voting age, 16.6% of adults identify as LGBT.
Even that's pretty shocking if each fag marriage costs us the same price as a house.
>spend couple years gunning down Iraqis in humvees with .50cals
>was really cool seeing brown kids heads explode
>government has imported the same people you were shooting into your hometown
>get stabbed on the sidewalk by refugee
> How to deradicalize the CIA without getting killed